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Renovation Updates as Saving the Stoneham Mural Project Continues

The Stoneham Historical Society and Museum is pleased to share the following update regarding the Saving the Stoneham Mural project.

During the last week of July, conservator Gianfranco Pocobene Studio visited the museum to measure the newly refinished walls in preparation for the installation of the mural. 

At the completion of the conservation and restoration process, the three mural panels will be stretched, mounted and hung in the museum, at 36 William St. 

In order to accommodate the mural, 17 original windows were covered with new walls. The walls will provide the necessary space to hang the mural as well as protect both it and other artifacts in the museum from light damage. This renovation will help transform the space to resemble a more traditional museum.

The carpentry was completed by Carpenter CJD Home Repair.

In addition to the construction of new walls, additional electrical outlets were installed by Stoneham Electrician John Gardner to ensure access to electricity for future interactive and informational displays.

The original structure was built in 1910 by O.H. Marston as a factory for light manufacturing before it was purchased by the Spanish American War Veterans to be used as a headquarters. In May 1958, the building was deeded to the Stoneham Historical Society.